Psilocybin can be used to treat depression

Last Monday the results of an investigation into the effects of psilocybin where published. Psilocybin occurs naturally in magic mushrooms and magic truffles.

Psilocybe-Hollandia

The group mainly British scientists, published in PNAS, the results of their study using fMRI scans (functional magnetic resonance imaging scans).

30 Subjects were, while  in the scanner, intravenous infusions of placebo and psilocybin. This procedure is designed to capture the transition from normal waking consciousness to the psychedelic state.

After ingestion of psilocybin was seen that the brain areas that are very densely packed with nerve cells get less blood, which decreases its activity.

These brain areas are involved in managing information flow in the brains. Reduced activity in these areas ensures that information from different senses can come together. The effect is a creation of a different sensation of reality.

The medial prefrontal cortex is the part of the brains that is related to depression. This is already examined in previous research. It has been shown that depressed people have an overactive medial prefrontal cortex.

The use of psilocybin ensures that those activities in that area are lower. This can be a therapeutic effect. The conclusion of the study is that psilobybine can be used to treat depression.

Note that this should be done under the supervision of professionals. Experimenting with psilocyne if you’re depressed is strongly discouraged.

Consult your therapist to use our Psilocybe hollandia. The Psilocybe hollandia is grown with a constant amount of active substance Psilocybin in it. This prevents surprises.

 

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